When Halon 1301 came on the market in the 1960’s, it was seen as the most effective gaseous fire-fighting agent ever developed. It found widespread application in the protection of data processing rooms, telecommunications switches, art and historical collections, process control rooms, etc. However, by the late 1980’s a great deal of scientific evidence indicated that the agent was an ozone-depleting chemical and the Montreal Protocol of 1987 required a phase out of new production. The fire protection industry began the search for Halon alternatives.
Current Status of Halon 1301 Systems
The professionals at Reliable Fire Equipment Company recommend that over time, you should plan to replace your current system with a Halon alternative. With a complete system assessment, we will provide you with an equivalent alternative and cost effective solution. Alternative systems include:
Halon Services from Reliable
Reliable Fire Equipment Company can perform maintenance on your systems as required under the requirements of NFPA standard #12A. We have recycled agent in the event you require recharge. However, recycled agent may be available for system recharge provided that the re-build kits are available for your specific valve. We will purchase 1301 from you and can offer you a trade in on your system when installing an alternative agent system.
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